Rehearsals are well underway for Pool Academy’s production of High School Musical due to be staged next month.
The well-known show’s story is set in an American High School where the children have to audition for its musical.
Cameron Friggens, in Year 8, and Amara-Leigh Hull, Year 11, are taking on the lead roles and say they are looking forward to opening night.
“I am excited about being in one of the lead roles for the show. I can’t wait to take part in the performances although I am a little nervous too.
“I have enjoyed drama and performing since I was in primary school. I seem to be getting bigger roles to play each year. Hopefully it carries on.
“I take part in drama at school and it is something I would like to carry on in the future.
“Taking part in the rehearsals is a bit more work but you get used to it. It is challenging but becomes easier once you have remembered the lines and are more confident.
“I love it on stage so much and I am not scared. The first night is a bit harder but then you get into it.
“I love it and I really enjoy performing for the primary schools. “
Cameron enjoys playing cricket and had a role in last year’s school production of School of Rock.
“I’ve been in plays every year since I started attending Pool Academy. This is one of the most fun ones I have been involved with because I am one of the lead characters. I have never been the lead before so I am really excited.
“I love High School Musical.
“I have put so much hard work and dedication into the role. I have listened to all the songs and learned them all.
“When I do things I always fully throw myself into it.
“I have been inviting everyone to come and watch.
“Outside of school I take part in a drama group in Hayle every Thursday. Currently my Thursdays are very busy. I go from rehearsals at school to my music group and then on to my drama group and I don’t get home until 11pm.
“I make lots of singing videos and post them online and I also go to auditions. I am hoping to go up to The Voice audition later this year.
“After we finish High School Musical I am going to focus on my GCSEs.”
Amara-Leigh has a passion for music and has taught herself how to play the keyboards and the guitar.